The rumors have been flying around (again) about the conspicuously vacant $499 price point in Apple’s iPod lineup – this time, the dream device is a 60GB unit that has a color LCD, with the ability to sync you digital photos with iPhoto. No video capability – presumably, because the iPod lacks enough processing power to decode video.
Sounds feasable to me. Attractive, even. I carry around my whole music collection with room to spare on my 40GB 3G iPod, and I’d love to be able to do the same thing with the thousands of digital photos I have. They mention iPhoto syncing, and that makes me wonder how well this would work on my Windows machines. Could it mean that we’ll be treated with a Windows version of Apple’s infamous iPhoto software, or will we have to sync via some other method? Maybe Picasa.
Time will tell – stay tuned for any updates.